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  • Jose Pires
  • Global Excellence & Innovation Leader
  • Andeavor

José Pires serves as Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) executive leader and advisor for startups, scaleups and Fortune 500 companies, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of high value business improvements and innovations for the companies, business partners and customers in multiple markets.
Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé), infrastructure (Black & Veatch), and Oil & Gas (Andeavor) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.
Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.
He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.


Excellence & Innovation combines disciplined innovation methods with elements of venture capitalism, crowdsourcing and collaborative leadership to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements and innovations in any industry.
Its track record of innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation for over a decade has won industry awards and accolades, including the 2015 Global Engineering and Construction Award of Excellence (Rice Global E&C Forum), the 2016 Top U.S. Private Company for Leaders (Chief Executive Magazine) and the 2017 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit award.
The program for Excellence & Innovation acceleration, business transformation and operational excellence includes clients in oil & gas, power generation, telecommunications, technology, finance, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, manufacturing and non-profit organizations in more than 20 countries.